The internet is a great source of ideas and inspiration, and it’s also the first place we turn these days for solutions to common beauty problems. The world wide web can, however, also be packed full of information you don’t want. When it comes to taming those pesky flyaway hairs, I’ve read everything from rubbing dryer sheets on your head (!) to spraying Static Guard on your hairbrush.
Flyaway hair product is out there but the problem is that many people these days are trying to get away from chemicals, not put even more of them on their bodies! Fortunately, there are more than enough great natural remedies for smoothing flyaways.
Baking Soda Shampoo
One thing that can contribute to hair that doesn’t want to stay where it belongs is product buildup. The first step in preventing untamed locks is to give your hair a thorough cleaning. Mix a half cup of baking soda with some warm water and use this “shampoo” once a week. It’s a great way to remove all of the buildup from your daily hair products.
Don’t leave the pantry just yet —there’s more help available in there. Mix one part apple cider vinegar with about seven parts water. Wash your hair as usual and then apply the vinegar rinse all over your head. Rinse immediately then style as usual. Use this rinse whenever you notice your hair going back to its unruly ways.
Dryness is a major culprit in the battle against stray hairs. Using a humidifier in your room keeps your locks nice and hydrated as you sleep. Many machines now come with an essential oil chamber as well, which will only enhance the moisturizing effects.
Another effective and natural way to keep those staticky tresses under control is to smooth them down using a natural oil. Olive oil and coconut oil are both amazing natural hair products. Rub a small amount of either oil between your palms and smooth lightly over the top layer of hair. Don’t rub it into the roots as you don’t want to create a greasy look, you just want to give a little weight to those annoying rebels.
Some people prefer not to use food products on their hair. And hey, there’s nothing wrong with that. Sometimes you just want something easy and fast to smooth your flyaways before running out the door in the morning. Try your favorite organic hand or body lotion. We all usually have a little left on our hands after applying it to our skin —that little bit is perfect for rubbing on static-ridden hair. Plus, it smells yummy and you can easily carry a travel-sized bottle in your purse for when things get “hairy” away from home.
Metal doesn’t get charged with static electricity the way
plastic does. Using a metal comb can really minimize flyaways and reduce the need to apply anything extra to your hair.
Static-prone hair can result from several factors —fine, thin hair that doesn’t respond well to hair spray, heat or chemical treatment damage, and dry, wintery weather. Luckily you’ve got plenty of options for smoothing flyaways the natural way.
Until Next Time,
Growing Younger Everyday